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https://youtu.be/jK2Mzl3Xb8g I’m so excited to be able to share the play that’s been happening with the Overlapping Shapes collection! It’s my latest release over at StencilGirl Products! These stencils can work by themselves and they can work in pairs. In the video, you saw how the Overlapping Circles Filled fit right over the Overlapping Circles. [...]

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This all started with 2 gel prints. Then the ripping. The tearing. And that’s when I realized the plan I had wasn’t going to work. And that was a good thing because where it ended up was far better than what I had planned! https://youtu.be/BkKFPxlWBuo These 2 gel prints sparked the idea for this art [...]

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Can you use PanPastels on a gel plate? Yes! There are things that PanPastesls can only do with a gel plate that they could never ever do with paper alone. The process I use seals the PanPastels automatically. That means as soon as you take the pull, they are sealed and good to go for [...]

Excited to be returning to Artiscape this April in Columbus, Ohio.  I always have a blast, both in class and out of class, laughing, playing, and being around all the creative energy.  What am I teaching? Check it out below! Dirty Little Secrets of Gel Printing April 29th How do you get those amazing prints that [...]

PanPastels, a Baby Wipe, and a Castle thumbnail

PanPastels are vibrantly full of pigment…and work wonderfully with baby wipes so I decided to build an art journal page of castle towers with them. Want to win the stencils used in this video?  One lucky reader will win all 7 of my new stencils.  Leave a comment on this blog post for a chance [...]

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Building an art journal page with PanPastels is instant gratification.   No pesky waiting for the color dry.  But how do I seal PanPastels so they don’t smear and can pass a white glove test?  One way is with a gel printing plate! In the video, you’ll see how I built this steampunk page by combining pieces and [...]

Great video showing how to seal PanPastels and how to use them with stencils in an art journal!

 After a day of play with one of my new stencils from StencilGirl, the ladders were left out on my counter. It’s a very good thing I didn’t put them away because when I saw them on their sides, suddenly I saw fences.  So out came the PanPastels for fence play…would this be called fencing? This play transported me [...]

VIdeo using PanPastels with a stencil in an art journal background

During a recent conversation there was a word a friend kept using to describe PanPastels. Intimidating.  She had seen some amazing fine art created with them and felt incredibly intimidated because she was not a fine artist. Well, I am not a fine artist.  I am an Oops artist.  That means I can just grab things and see [...]

Sealing PanPastels for mixed media projects

I adore PanPastels and what they do.  Since they are a pastel they need to be fixed or sealed in order to stay put, especially when I add layers on top of them.  When I say I add layers on top what I mean is I like to flood it with spray inks, brush paint [...]

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Have you played with PanPastels yet?  I love them because I never have to wait for them to dry, they are so rich and loaded with vibrant color, and I can just smear them around without any planning. Check out this giveaway!  PanPastels, a storage tray, Mary Beth’s favorite sponges with stencils (which StencilGirl now carries) [...]